Howard C. Dix
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Howard C. Dix
Howard C. Dix
WILMINGTON- Howard C. Dix, 84, a longtime resident of Wilmington and Readsboro, died peacefully Sunday afternoon November 11, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Mr. Dix was born in Readsboro on July 2, 1928, the son of Charles H. and Edna (Bishop) Dix. He grew up in Wilmington and attended local schools. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served as a carpenter with the AUS Engineering Division, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. A lifelong carpenter, he first began work for Lincoln Haynes in 1943 leaving in 1950 due to the war. Upon his return from the military he worked for John Willard and Philip Davis.

Mr. Dix was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and snowmobile and was the happiest when he was at his camp in Freezin Hole. He liked it so much that he lived in there for many years.

He leaves his daughters, Candace Dix and fiancé Bruce Fuller, Lorraine Saunders and husband Douglas, all of Wilmington; son, Charles “Skip” Dix and wife Terry, of Jacksonville; sister, Eleanor Day, of Rutland; granddaughter, Sarah Sprague; former wife Laura Dix, of Wilmington; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Randall Dixon, and brother, Richard Dix.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Saturday, November 17, at 11 am at the family lot in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home- Activity Fund or any veterans organization in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.

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